On Sat, Jan 06, 2001 at 04:39:43PM -0200, Henrique M Holschuh wrote: > That mailing search stuff has some weird problems, yes. As for not being > written down anywhere, the postinst asks you about it. I think there is a > manpage for Xwrappers.config, but it's not installed in my system. There is. I forgot to add it to debian/xserver-common.files. I have now done so and it will appear in the next release. Thanks for pointing this out. In the meantime, I have MIME-attached it. To view it, use the following command: nroff -man whatever-you-save-it-as | pager -- G. Branden Robinson | Convictions are more dangerous enemies Debian GNU/Linux | of truth than lies. firstname.lastname@example.org | -- Friedrich Nietzsche http://www.debian.org/~branden/ |
.\" This manpage is copyright (C) 2000 Progeny Linux Systems, Inc. .\" Author: Branden Robinson <email@example.com> .\" .\" This is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify .\" it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as .\" published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, .\" or (at your option) any later version. .\" .\" This is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but .\" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of .\" MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the .\" GNU General Public License for more details. .\" .\" You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License .\" along with the Debian GNU/Linux system; if not, write to the Free .\" Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA .\" 02111-1307 USA .TH Xwrapper.config 5 "17 Dec 2000" "Debian GNU/Linux" .SH NAME Xwrapper.config \- configuration options for X server wrapper .SH DESCRIPTION .I /etc/X11/Xwrapper.config contains a set of flags that determine some of the behavior of Debian's X server wrapper, which is installed on the system as .IR /usr/X11R6/bin/X . The purpose of the wrapper, and of this configuration file, is twofold: firstly, to implement sound security practice. Since the X server requires superuser privileges, it may be unwise to permit just any user on the system to execute it. Even if the X server is not exploitable in the sense of permitting ordinary users to gain elevated privileges, a poorly-written or insufficiently-tested hardware driver for the X server may cause bus lockups and freeze the system, an unpleasant experience for anyone using it at the time. .PP Secondly, a wrapper is a convenient place to set up an execution environment for the X server distinct from the configurable parameters of the X server itself. .PP .B Xwrapper.config may be edited by hand, but it is typically configured via debconf, the Debian configuration tool. The X server wrapper is part of the .I xserver-common Debian package, therefore the parameters of .B Xwrapper.config may be changed with the command .IR "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-common" . See .IR dpkg-reconfigure (8) for more information. .PP The format of .B Xwrapper.config is a text file containing a series of lines of the form .TP .IR name = value .PP where .I name is a variable name containing any combination of numbers, letters, or underscore (_) characters, and .I value is any combination of letters, numbers, underscores (_), dashes (-). .I value may also contain spaces as long as there is at least one character from the list above bounding the space(s) on both sides. Whitespace before and after .IR name , value , or the equals sign is legal but ignored. Any lines not matching the above described legal format are ignored. Note that this specification may change as the X server wrapper develops. .PP Available options are: .IP allowed_users may be set to one of the following values: .BR rootonly , console , anybody . "rootonly" indicates that only the root user may start the X server; "console" indicates that root, or any user whose controlling TTY is a virtual console, may start the X server; and "anybody" indicates that any user may start the X server. .IP nice_value may be any integer in the interval [-20,20]. This is used to set the executing X server's process priority. See .IR nice (1). .SH SEE ALSO .IR dpkg-reconfigure (8), .IR nice (1) .SH AUTHOR This manpage was written by Branden Robinson for Progeny Linux Systems, Inc., and Debian GNU/Linux.
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